Saturday, April 4, 2015

First 50

Finished casting the first 50 half ounce coins (actually a heavy half ounce - these coins when stamped and polished weigh in at about 17 grams...a half ounce is 14.17 grams).  I will be lucky if I get ten more pours out of the only two molds I have.  Checked in with my friend who makes the graphite molds today and he said he is shutting down his operation.  I have been thinking about milling my own molds so looks like I will get my chance.  65,71,57,0,B  

8 comments:

rondeb said...

What happens to the molds that they wear out?

John Wells said...

The force from the torch flame is abrasive to the graphite. Heating anything to 1800° over and over again takes its' toll.

George Alexander said...

Looking sweet.

Margery Bills said...

I guess this sure beats sitting around doing jigsaw puzzles at the senior center like some people here. Imagine doing all this hard work in your condition - a real trooper. I hope you are continuing to be careful. :-) Those coins could even be used as fake gambling coins.

Larry G said...

can you get a wax mold of the existing to use to create another metal form or at least you can start with as a guide for the next?

Margery Bills said...

Happy holiday everyone.

jhuff05 said...

John,
How can I order one of the new coins, that is if they are not all sold?

John Wells said...

The coins will go on sale next month